Police: 2 men arrested in Bayonne after robbing man of $600, cell phone at gun point


Two men were arrested in Bayonne last week after an investigation showed that they were involved in an armed robbery where a man was held at gun point for $600 and his cell phone, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On July 17th at approximately 12:03 a.m., Bayonne police responded to the intersection of Flagship Street and Constitution Avenue on a report of an armed robbery, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.

31-year-old and 29-year-old male victims reported that she had driven to 300 Constitution Ave. to Brooklyn to purchase two Apple watches that they had inquired about on Facebook Marketplace, authorities said.

Upon arriving, they were approached by a man who asked them to follow him inside a building on Flagship Street, but the victims refused. The man then said he was leaving to retrieve the watches, only to return with two other men, officials said.

One of the men then pulled a handgun and pressed it against one of the victims ribs, demanding he give him all of his money. The victim complied by giving him $600 cash and his cell phone, police said.

Within 24 hours of the incident, the Bayonne Detective Bureau was able to identify the three aggressors as Abanoub Guirges, Michael Ebrahim-Gerges and Andrew Guirges.

Abanoub Guirges, 20, of Bayonne, was taken into custody on July 17th around 11:31 a.m. and was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree conspiracy, while Michael Ebrahim-Gerges, 20, also of Bayonne, was charged with the same crimes, as well as possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, authorities said.

The detective bureau is still looking for Andrew Guirges, who has been charged via warrant with the same crimes as Ebrahim-Gerges.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is urged to contact the Bayonne Police Department Detective Bureau at 201-858-6925. Residents can also call the tip line at 1-877-900-TIPS (8477) or texting TIPBPD with a tip at 274637.

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